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    Explain why crime statistics may be misleading and should be interpreted with caution.

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    There is a great book, "The Culture Of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid Of The Wrong Things" by Barry Glassner, (Basic Books, May 1999) that discusses this very subject along with several others.

    Statistics can be skewed or worse, made to appear frightening with little effort. Interpretation cannot come from reading the numbers, but knowing the origins and the reasons behind someone using ...

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    The solution briefly explains why interpretation of crime statistics needs caution to avoid being misled in relation to interpretation and implications.